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Porch in the Building (Scotland) Act 2003

Meaning of Porch in the context of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003: a building attached to and providing a covered entrance to a dwelling.

Limited life building in the Building (Scotland) Act 2003

Meaning of Limited life building in the context of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003: a building intended to have a life of the period specified in regulation 6.

“High rise domestic buildings” in the Building (Scotland) Act 2003

Meaning of “High rise domestic buildings” in the context of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003: a domestic building with any storey at a height of more than 18 metres above the ground.

Assembly building in the Building (Scotland) Act 2003

Meaning of Assembly building in the context of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003: any place of assembly, other than an entertainment building, including swimming pool buildings, churches and other places of worship, crematoria, dancing schools, educational establishments, gymnasia, law courts, libraries open to the public, day centres, clinics, health centres and surgeries, passenger stations and termini for air, rail road, or sea travel, publictoilets, riding schools, ice rinks, sports pavilions, sports stadia, zoos and menageries, museums and art galleries.

“Building site” in the Building (Scotland) Act 2003

Meaning of “Building site” in the context of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003: any area of land on which work is, or is to be, carried out.

Traditional building in the Building (Scotland) Act 2003

Meaning of Traditional building in the context of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003:a building or part of a building of a type constructed before or around 1919:

a. using construction techniques that were commonly in use before 1919 and

b. with permeable components, in a way that promotes the dissipation of moisture from thebuilding fabric.

“Residential care building” in the Building (Scotland) Act 2003

Meaning of “Residential care building” in the context of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003:a building used, or to be used, for the provision of:

a. a care home service or

b. a school care accommodation service

and for these purposes the expressions mentioned in sub-paragraphs a) and b) above have the same meaning as in the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001.

Stand-alone building in the Building (Scotland) Act 2003

Meaning of Stand-alone building in the context of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003:a building, other than a dwelling, but includes an ancillary building or a part of a building, that is either:

a. detached or

b. thermally divided from the remainder of the main building and incorporates shut-down control of any heating or cooling system which is linked to any main system, and includes aconservatory.

Note – the definition of ‘stand-alone building’ was added on 1 May 2007.

“Building” in the Building (Scotland) Act 2003

Meaning of “Building” in the context of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003:any structure or erection, whether temporary or permanent, other than a structure or erection consisting of, or ancillary to:

a. any public road (including any bridge on which the road is carried),

b. any private road,

c. any sewer or water main which is, or is to be, vested in Scottish Water,

d. any aerodrome runway,

e. any railway line,

f. any large raised reservoir within the meaning of the Reservoirs Act 1975 (c23),

g. any wires and cables, their supports above ground and other apparatus used for telephonic or telegraphic communication.

Any references to a building include references to a prospective building. Any references to abuilding, structure or erection include references to a part of the building, structure or erection. In relation to the extension, alteration or conversion of a building, references to a building are to so much of the building as is comprised in the extension or the subject of the alteration or conversion.



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